|ARTISTS' USE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE
LIVE INTERNATIONAL VIDEO AND AUDIO LINK February 16, 1980
TEXT OF THE ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CONFERENCE AND EVENT:
"The conference brings together internationally known artists working with telecommunications to discuss and explore ideas pertaining to satellites and slow-scan video. The conference will be presented in "telecommunication space" with participants located in San Franscisco, New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Vienna and Tokyo. Participants include, among others, Bob Adrian, Bill Bartlett, Liza Bear, Douglas Davis, Sharon Grace, Carl Loeffler, David Ross, Aldo Tambellini, Norman White and Gene Youngblood. Organized by La Mamelle Inc. and San Franscisco Museum of Modern Art".
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|The on-line part of the "Artists' Use of Telecommunications Conference" was organised by Bill Bartlett for "La Mamelle" (an artist-run space in San Francisco) and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMMA).
The project was organised with the help of the I.P.Sharp computer timesharing network who provided free user accounts for participants which not only facilitated project coordination but also functioned as an art- communications medium during the event (an on-line chat and text exchange)
The "Conference" was also the first global use of Slow-Scan TV (video images transmitted over the telephone) by artists. Slow-Scan equipment (Robot Research 530 transceivers) was in use in many, but not all, locations.
Locations / Participants: